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10.02.2006

Benjie Paras




Benjie Paras
AKA Venancio Johnson Paras, Jr.


  • 1st Filipino to win both the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Rookie of the Year awards in one season in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA, 1989)



ALIAS
"The Tower of Power"
"Benjie"


DATE OF BIRTH
October 2, 1968

BIRTHPLACE
Baguio City, Philippines


WIFE: Jackie Forster
Benjie and Jackie have two daughters.


USEFUL LINKS

The top 20 players of the PBL
Wikipedia Article on Benjie Paras
Paras, 34, retires officially
All over for ‘Tower of Power’


Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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